A positive path for spiritual living

About Unity

WHAT IS UNITY?

Unity is a positive, progressive new thought movement, which honors the divinity in each individual.  It is a way of living known as "Practical Christianity," and we hold Jesus to be our wayshower and mentor.  We affirm the daily practice of love and divine self-worth as taught by Jesus.

It is our purpose, through Sunday talks, classes, and workshops, that you learn that living a spiritual life is about opening one's heart to God and others.  One of the ways this is done is through the daily practice of prayer and meditation.

We invite you to observe and experience Unity's practical approach to Christianity.  Attend several of our Sunday Celebrations and/or classes, read some of our literature and you will know if the spiritual way of life taught here is what you are looking for.

If you have questions about our spiritual community, our philosophy, or membership, just ask, call, or email our Minister who will be honored to talk with you.

Remember, wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here!
                                                                                                                                        - Unity On The Avenue
 

 

MEMBERSHIP IN UNITY ON THE AVENUE

Individuals who decide to make UOTA their spiritual home are invited to become formal members.  Anyone seeking membership is required to attend an orientation class.  Then they are formally welcomed into membership during a Sunday Celebration.  Contact the church office for more information and for when the next class is scheduled.

MEMBERSHIP AND AFFILIATION

Unity On The Avenue is a member of Unity World Wide Ministries which is a growing organization of over 1,000 churches and centers around the world.  We are also affiliated with Unity Institute at Unity Village, Missouri, publishers of The Daily Word and Unity Magazine.
 

 

 CO-FOUNDER OF UNITY

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Charles Sherlock Fillmore    
Charles Sherlock Fillmore
(August 22, 1854 – July 5, 1948), born in St. Cloud, Minnesota, co-founded Unity, a church within the New Thought movement, with his wife, Myrtle Page Fillmore, in 1889. He became known as an American mystic for his contributions to metaphysical interpretations of Biblical  scripture.

CO-FOUNDER OF UNITY

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Myrtle Page Fillmore
Mary Caroline "Myrtle" Page Fillmore (August 6, 1845, Pagetown, Ohio - October 6, 1931) was co-founder of Unity, a church within the New Thought movement, along with her husband Charles Fillmore. Prior to that time, she worked as a schoolteacher.
 

 

 

THE FIVE PRINCIPLES OF UNITY

  1. God is absolute good, everywhere present.
  2. Human beings have a spark of divinity within them, the Christ spirit within. Their very essence is of God, and therefore they are also inherently good.
  3. Human beings create their experiences by the activity of their thinking. Everything in the manifest realm has its beginning in thought.
  4. Prayer is creative thinking that heightens the connection with God-Mind and therefore brings forth wisdom, healing, prosperity, and everything good.
  5. Knowing and understanding the laws of life, also called Truth, are not enough. A person must also live the truth that he or she knows.
Connie Fillmore, President 
Unity School of Christianity
Keys to the Kingdom, Five Fundamentals of Truth 1990
 

 

UNITY STATEMENT OF PEACE

Unity stands for peace in the presence of conflict;
for love in the presence of hatred;
for forgiveness in the presence of injury.

Unity honors the many names of God, 
the many paths to God, 
the many ways to worship God;
for there is only one power and presence of God
and that God loves each one of us equally.

It is therefore the position of the International Association
of Unity Churches and Unity to urge all nations,
their leaders, and their people to turn to God by
whatever name for guidance during these challenging
times and pursue peace, not war, for this is what honors
the God of all our faith traditions.

Unity stands for peace in our lifetime.

 

STATEMENT OF TRUTH

There is One Presence and One Power active in my life and in the universe, God, the Good, Omnipotent.

PRAYER FOR PROTECTION

The Light of God surrounds us,
The Love of God enfolds us,
The Power of God protects us,
The Presence of God watches over us,
Wherever we are, God is,
And all is well!